"When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would have not a single bit of talent left and could say 'I used everything you gave me.'" - Erma Bombeck
I know I have mentioned before that this is my all time favorite saying. I never knew this quote before I saw it in a hospital gift shop one day. It now sits on my desk for me to see daily. My mom has always traveled to Houston with me for scan days, surgeries, and clinic visits, but this year will not be joining me. It makes me sad because we have a routine and I enjoy her company. I know it's time to move forward though and my husband is just as supportive. He has traveled with me when able in the past, though I'm not sure he knows yet that now he will be expected to every time. He will... willingly. I love him SO MUCH!
My doctor was at a different hospital when I found this small, inexpensive, creatively decorated cross with the quote in the center. I remember spotting it among so many other little trinkets in a display case. It was a crowded little boutique. But it was located in the strangest place, I thought. It was not situated in the lobby of the hospital at all. The hospital was connected to a hotel and it was just off the walkway from the hotel into the hospital. We always stopped in there. We still have the same habit today. The new hospital (well, not new, but the one I visit now) has a little gift shop on the second floor in the main area of the outpatient building where I brave through (haha... "brave" through) all my labs, scans and clinic visits. It is not as overflowing as the previous place and I haven't really found much there, but it's always nice to browse. It takes my mind off the upcoming results, even just for a few minutes.
Breaks are important.
Sometimes, more often than not, I forget this; or rather, I ignore it. Breaks are regenerative. I give everything I have when I give. I truly do. THAT I am sure of. And yet, I still seem to have so much more to give. I hope that through my posts, you are getting something positive from my experience sharing. I would love to read some of your comments and please... let me know what you need.
Thank you for being here with me.